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In Celtic polytheism, the name of the oak tree was part of the Proto-Celtic word for 'druid': *derwo-weyd-

> *druwid- ; however, Proto-Celtic *derwo- (and *dru-) can also be adjectives for 'strong' and 'firm', so
Ranko Matasovic interprets that *druwid- may mean 'strong knowledge'. As in other Indo-European faiths,
Taranus, being a Thunder God, was associated with the oak tree.[39] The Indo-Europeans worshiped the
oak and connected it with a thunder or lightning god; "tree" and drus may also be cognate with "Druid,"
the Celtic priest to whom the oak was sacred. There has even been a study that shows that oaks are
more likely to be struck by lightning than any other tree of the same height.[40]

druid - drvovid

From French druide, from Old French, via Latin, from Gaulish. The earliest record of the term is reported
in Greek as Δρυΐδαι (Druḯdai) (plural), cited in Diogenes Laertius in the 3rd century CE. The native Celtic
word for "druid" is first attested in Latin texts as druides (plural) and other texts also employ the form
druidae (akin to the Greek form). It is understood that the Latin form is a borrowing from Gaulish. The
word is cognate with the later insular Celtic words, Old Irish druí (“druid, sorcerer”) and early Welsh dryw
(“seer”). The proto-Celtic word may be *druwits (literally, "oak-knower"), from Proto-Indo-European *dóru
(“tree”) and *weyd- (“to see”).